Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has outlined the policy the country should take to reverse its declining birth rate. His 14-point plan was shared on his website as well as all the news agencies in Iran.
According to Article 110 of Iran’s constitution, after consultation with the Expediency Council, it is up to the supreme leader to decide the general policy of the Islamic Republic. Iran’s declining birth rate has long concerned Khamenei, who has addressed the issue in several speeches over the past few years. The plan was shared with the judiciary, the executive and parliament, which recently passed a bill that eliminated the program that had offered Iranians free vasectomies.